North Korea reels in cash from fishing permits this year, despite UN ban
Ship-tracking data shows scores of Chinese vessels entered DPRK’s economic zone as fishers seek out cleaner waters
As the fall fishing season comes to a close, ship tracking data shows scores of Chinese fishing vessels ventured into North Korea’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) over the last several months, in what likely amounts to extensive violations of sanctions against North Korea.
International nonprofit Global Fishing Watch (GFW) applied artificial intelligence to identify movements in North Korea’s EEZ consistent with fishing, and NK Pro analysis of the GFW data found that at least 94 Chinese-flagged fishing vessels entered North Korea’s EEZ between July 31 and Nov. 24, mostly in the west and southwestern waters. Together, these
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